Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc {PEE-noh BLAHN BLAHNGK} is a white wine grape variety, which originally comes from Burgundy region of France. Pinot blanc is a relative of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. There are known plantations around the world but the biggest producers can be found in France, Italy, Spain, and USA. The wines produced from this grape are full-body white wines mainly the ones from Alsace and Italy. The wines produced in Germany and Austria can be either sweet or dry.

This grape name might be confusing due to the various synonyms given; here are some synonyms of Pinot Blanc.

Spain and Italy (Pinot blanco)
Austria (Klevner)
Croatia (Bijeli pinot)
Hungary (Feher Burgundi)

France

Alsace

Schaetzel produces wines the traditional grapes of Alsace, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, as well as Sylvaner and a wonderful Cremant d’Alsace from Auxerrois.

USA

California

Mendocino is something of a climactic wonderland when it comes to grape growing.  Diverse varieties thrive in the area and the Barra family is able to produce clean, bright Pinot Blanc alongside Chardonnay, elegant Cabernet and Zinfandel next to fantastic Pinot Noir.

 

Pinot blanc

Color of grape White
Species Vitis Vinifera
Origin Burgundy France
Most common in France, Italy
Phonetic pronunciation PEE-noh BLAHN BLAHNGK

 

How much blanc could a Pinot Blanc blanc, if a Pinot was actually blanc?